defense & security
US drone strikes, and their aftermath, play a crucial role in the struggle for Yemeni hearts and minds. We investigate one attack that injured five children and explain why the West is losing that battle to al-Qaeda.
By Ben Makuch
VUPEN Security sold $14,000 worth of goods to the Canadian military. That amount of money can get you a surprising amount of sensitive information about fatal security flaws in commercial software.
By Ben Bryant
A new 50-page report by human rights charity Reprieve adds to growing evidence that British security and intelligence services have helped identify targets for lethal aircraft and drone strikes.
An unnamed official told Yonhap news agency that the North Korean army colonel specialized in anti-South espionage operations and this was the highest-level military figure ever to have defected.
The Navy charge sheet has details redacted but a naval news organization has identified the suspect as a commander with access to sensitive intelligence who was born in Taiwan.
By Ryan Faith
Before a new administration takes over, Carter is pushing to deeply change an immense bureaucracy that happens to have the power to end civilization.
North Korean state media said the ballistic missile engine released a fiery blast during a successful test that was supervised by Kim Jong-un.
By Luke DeCoste
To complete the project by 2020, the territory of Nunavut will draw on designs from northern ports around the world to overcome 13-meter tides, massive ice flows, and a sliver of a typical construction season.
By Greg Walters
Coming ahead of parliamentary elections in September, the move may signal growing anxiety in the Kremlin about the potential for civil unrest as a collapse in oil prices pushes millions of Russians into poverty.
By Ryan Faith
The US has been neglecting its traditional warfare capability for decades. Now, with Russia seemingly emboldened and slightly loopy, that neglect has the potential to bite America in the ass.
A six-month VICE News investigation has uncovered how British intelligence agents worked covertly in Yemen for years identifying human targets for US drone attacks.
Following interviews with dozens of current and former British, American, and Yemeni officials, VICE News can reveal how UK intelligence was crucial in directing US drone strikes in Yemen.
About 1,000 people were arrested or detained during protests against a gathering of international leaders in June of 2010, with police boxing in crowds of demonstrators at various locations across the city.
The EU may scrap the rules requiring refugees to apply for asylum in the first country in which they arrive — and register the fingerprints and face images of all non-EU nationals who enter.
A VICE News Freedom of Information request revealed the UK Department for Education consulted 29 organizations for its Educate Against Hate website — but not a single one was Muslim.
By VICE News
The cause of a fire that sent clouds of smoke billowing over the Russian capital and caved in the building's roof is still under investigation.
At the request of the FBI, the State Department has suspended its plans for an internal review of whether Clinton properly handled classified material.
Omar Elabi, whose brother says he fought with both Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State, was arrested after a bomb scare last week, but not charged. Police applied their legal weapon: the peace bond.
North Korea has fired another missile — its fifth launch in recent weeks — just hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed his country's commitment to UN sanctions imposed in early March.
By VICE News
The military academy is the only institution recognized by the Iraqi armed forces.